Snoqualmie Community Center Expansion: View Designs and Give Feedback at Upcoming Open Houses

The City of Snoqualmie invites residents to attend two open house events to learn about the Snoqualmie Community Center Expansion Project.

These events are scheduled for Wednesday, January 31, 2024, and Thursday, *February 8, 2024, at the Snoqualmie Community Center/YMCA gymnasium from 5-7 pm. Attendees will be treated to pizza and refreshments.

During these open houses, you’ll have the opportunity to see the latest designs for the Community Center Expansion, created by Absher Construction and ALSC Architects. You can learn about how the project is funded, understand the YMCA’s role in supporting the Snoqualmie Valley community, and explore different facility usage options. It’s also a chance to ask questions, share your input, and more.

Background

The Expansion Project is part of the City’s Capital Improvement Plan, with $15 million allocated in the 2023-24 budget. Owned by the City and operated by the YMCA of Greater Seattle, the facility was initially built in 2011 using funds provided by the master-planned Snoqualmie Ridge community developer, real estate excise tax, and grants.

The ongoing maintenance and operations are supported by the usage fees of facility users and not the public. The facility is open to everyone and will continue to be when expanded.  It serves not only as a community center but also as a designated City emergency shelter. Due to a 30% population increase since its opening, the current facility size is insufficient. The local area also lacks adequate aquatic facilities.

The City’s partnership with the YMCA ensures public access, including free teen drop-in hours, daily passes, monthly memberships, and scholarships for those in financial need.

For more details about the Community Center Expansion project, visit www.snoqualmiewa.gov/639/Community-Center-Expansion

*Note: The February 8 open house is a new date, replacing the previously scheduled event on January 18, which was postponed due to inclement weather.

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